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Kerala: Ansari unveils educationist M. Sreenivasan’s statue at Kollam
Kollam, August 30, 2016
Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari yesterday said noted educationist M. Sreenivasan, would be remembered for his services in the field in Kerala.
Addressing a meeting after unveiling the statue of Dr. Sreenivasan at Sree Narayana College campus here, Mr Ansari said the education personified, in his dedication to the betterment of others through education, the teachings and the spirit of Kerala’s great saint and social reformer, the mystic poet Sree Narayan Guru, after whom this college is named.
It is befitting, therefore, that Dr. Sreenivasan’s statue be placed here in his beloved college, he added.
The Vice-President said generations of students who had passed out from this college, under Dr. Sreenivasan’s tutelage, remember him with great affection and continue to spread his message of social reform through education throughout India and beyond.
Dr Sreenivasan studied at the Travancore University and completed his doctorate from Aligarh Muslim University. As an academic and an administrator of educational institutions, his contributions were well recognized and he went on to serve on Boards of several universities, including the universities of Calicut, Madras, Karnataka, Mysore and the Kerala Art University, Mr Ansari said.
He was widely published, including in well-known journals like the Modern Review. His work on the social and economic conditions of the poor workers of Quilon town was path-breaking. Dr Sreenivasan was also recognised as an expert in developing worthwhile systems for evaluating student learning and served as a member, board of examination at the Union Public Service Commission from 1966 to 1991, the Vice-President added.
He commended the work done by the Dr. M. Sreenivasan Foundation as well as for their initiative in having the statue erected here in memory of a great educationist and humanitarian.